Obituaries

Victoria Dal Santo - 95

10/24/1919 - 4/25/2015
Longtime Roseland and Dolton resident Victoria Dal Santo, nee Bortoli, age 95. Longtime resident of Dolton and Roseland neighborhood, recently of Chicago, passed away peacefully on April 25th with her family at her side. Devoted mother...

Catherine T. "Kay" Schafer - 78

11/9/1936 - 4/24/2015
Frankfort, Olympia Fields & Chicago's Southside/Little Flower Parish Catherine T. “Kay” Schafer nee Conlon age 78. Frankfort resident formerly of Olympia Fields and Chicago’s Southside/Little Flower Parish. A graduate of Mercy H.S., Kay received her Nursing...

Kenneth A. Bawolek - 70

12/1/1944 - 4/23/2015
Crown Point,IN Kenneth A. Bawolek age 70. Longtime resident of Chicago’s Southside recently of Crown Point, IN. Bank Auditor for LaSalle Bank, Chicago and Chicago Heights National Bank. U.S. Army...

Maedene J. "Mae" Mascitti - 69

5/18/1945 - 4/17/2015
Chicago Heights Maedene J. “Mae” Mascitti nee Pignotti, age 69. Lifelong Chicago Heights resident. Wife for 46 years of Ronald R. Mascitti. Mother of Melissa (Chad) Nondorf and Ronnie Mascitti II. Grandmother...

Anthony DalSanto - 101

11/17/1913 - 4/15/2015
Chicago Heights Anthony Dal Santo, age 101. Longtime Chicago Heights resident formerly of Chicago’s Roseland area. Native of Caltrano, Pr. Vicenza, Italy. Retired Machinist for Ford Stamping Plant and the...

Leo Adam Markert - 75

10/8/1939 - 4/13/2015
Homewood Leo Adam Markert age 75. Longtime Homewood resident formerly of Chicago’s Roseland area. Retired after 37 years of service as a Research and Development Engineer for International Harvester/CNH...

Kathleen "Kittie" Rutkowski - 34

10/15/1980 - 4/13/2015
Park Forest Kathleen L. “Kittie” Rutkowski age 34. Longtime Park Forest resident formerly of Cedar Lake, IN. Graduate of St. Paul’s Lutheran School and Rich East High School. Loving mother of Caden...

Helen E. Dickerson - 92

9/17/1922 - 4/11/2015
South Elgin, IL Helen E. Dickerson nee Frederick, age 92, passed away peacefully on April 11th. Born and raised in Scotland County, Missouri, Helen moved to South Elgin, Il, where she happily worked alongside her...

Gordon "Mick" McGregor - 92

5/18/1922 - 4/11/2015
Monee formerly of Mattoon Gordon W. “Mick” McGregor, age 92. Monee resident formerly of Mattoon. Retired Real Estate Appraiser for Coles County, IL. Husband for 60 years of the late Nina nee Adams. Loving father of...

Gregory S. O'Rourke - 68

1/30/1947 - 4/8/2015
Crown Point, IN Gregory O’Rourke age 68. Crown Point resident formerly of Lansing and Calumet City. Retired from Calumet City School District 155 where he had serviced 22 years as a Teacher and 15 years as a...

Victor Sam DeGuilio - 90

4/5/2015 - 4/5/2015
Chicago Heights Victor Sam DeGuilio age 90. Lifelong Chicago Heights resident. Retired as Manager of Sibley Lumber after many years of service. Bloom High School graduate. U.S. Navy Veteran of WWII and the...

Margaret Gebert - 82

6/14/1932 - 4/4/2015
Mantento formerly of Dolton and Chicago's South Shore Margaret “Babe” Gebert nee Panozzo, age 82. Manteno resident formerly of Dolton and Chicago’s South Shore Area/Our Lady of Peace Parish. South Shore High School graduate. Retired after over...

Anna LoPiccolo - 101

11/12/1913 - 4/3/2015
Matteson and Harvey LoPiccolo, Anna LoPiccolo nee Fallucca, age 101. Longtime Matteson resident formerly of Harvey. Devoted wife of the late Frank LoPiccolo. Loving mother of Toni (John) Agrigento and James (Donna...

Anita Joy Riordan - 92

12/1/1922 - 3/30/2015
Chicago Heights Anita “Joy” Riordan nee Green, age 92, passed away peacefully at her home on March 31st with her family at her side. A 65 year resident of Chicago Heights, Joy was a native of Hammond, IN, and...

John Dallesandro - 79

8/22/1935 - 3/27/2015
Lifelong Chicago Heights resident John “Man” Dallesandro, age 79. Lifelong Chicago Heights resident. Retired after 32 years of service at Youngstown Steel & Tube and later From Chicago Heights School Dist. 170 where he enjoyed...

Lloyd Kubinski - 98

6/20/1916 - 3/26/2015
Roseland, Lansing and Dyer, IN Lloyd Kubinski, age 98. Dyer, IN. resident formerly of Lansing and Roseland. Retired truck driver for National Tea Co.Member Teamsters Local 705. An avid golfer, Lloyd was also an accomplished...

Zena Sluiter - 89

11/22/1925 - 3/21/2015
Frankfort/Lincoln Estates Zena Sluiter nee Aggen, age 89. Resident of Lincoln Estates and Frankfort Township since 1945. Retired from Vilutis & Co. Plastic Fabricators in Frankfort. Wife of the late Jerry Sluiter. Mother of...

Marsha Lee Panozzo - 65

12/27/1949 - 3/21/2015
Lebanon, KY formerly of Beecher and Lynwood Marsha Lee Panozzo nee Hair, age 65, passed away peacefully on March 22nd in Lebanon,TN, after a long struggle with Multiple Sclerosis. Born and raised in Chicago’s Roseland neighborhood, Marsha...

Diana Billo - 88

9/20/1926 - 3/14/2015
Longtime Riverdale and Roseland resident recently of Monee Diana Billo nee Cicarelli, age 88. Monee resident and native of Qualiano, Province of Naples, Italy passed away peacefully on Sunday evening March 15th. A longtime Riverdale and Roseland resident...

Phyllis J. Wielosinksi - 81

1/25/1934 - 3/14/2015
Phoenix, Arizona formerly of Chicago's East and Nothsides Phyllis J. Wielosinski nee Kumor age, 81, passed away Saturday March 14th in Phoenix, AZ, her home of 30 years. A native of Chicago’s North side/Maternity BVM Parish, she was a longtime resident...

Emily A. Garetto nee Roesner - 91

4/13/1923 - 3/12/2015
Longtime Crete resident , Emily A. Garetto nee Roesner, age 91. Longtime Crete resident, born and raised in Steger. Emily was a wonderful homemaker and lifelong member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Steger. Loving wife for...

Michael Matela - 22

9/20/1992 - 3/11/2015
Frankfort, Illinois formerly of Crete Michael S. Matela, age 22. Frankfort resident formerly of Crete. Graduate of Lincoln-Way East High School and St. Liborius Grammar School. Hair Stylist at Plush Salon in Mokena. Beloved son of...

Ethel L. Adducci - 91

12/26/1923 - 3/9/2015
Longtime Kensington resident Ethel L. Adducci nee Proctor age 91. Longtime resident of Chicago’s Kensington neighborhood. Native of Southside, TN. Wife of the late Alexander Adducci. Mother of Edward (Peggy) Jones, Bobbie...

Gloria E. Thompson nee Martinelli - 86

7/23/1928 - 3/8/2015
Evergreen Park Gloria E. Thompson nee Martinelli, age 86. Longtime Evergreen Park resident formerly of Roseland. Retired Secretary for A.R. Swanson Real Estate. Wife of the late Raymond M. Thompson. Daughter of...

Anthony L. Szalkus - 74

4/9/1940 - 3/4/2015
Manhattan Anthony L. Szalkus age 74. Longtime Manhattan resident formerly of Chicago’s Roseland and Back of the Yards neighborhoods. Retired after 42 years of service as a Logistical Transportation...

Gloria E. Halpin - 93

9/12/1921 - 2/28/2015
Mount Greenwood ad Bonfield, IL Gloria E. Halpin nee Curll age 93. Native of Worcester, MA. Gloria raised her children in Chicago’s Mount Greenwood area and worked many years for Local Loan Co. In 1977 she married her late...

Ignatius J. Janusek - 91

1/31/1924 - 2/27/2015
Longtime Chicago Heights resident recently of Frankfort Ignatius J. Janusek age 91. Longtime Chicago Heights resident recently of Frankfort. Retired Carpenter and Member of Carpenters Local 272. U.S. Army Veteran of WWII. Graduate Bloom H.S. Class of...

Ruth Ann Gebert - 71

8/30/1943 - 2/26/2015
Glenwood Ruth Ann Gebert nee Plummer age 71. Longtime Glenwood resident. A Registered Nurse, she had worked as a private care nurse for St. James Hospital, Director of Nursing for Glenwood Terrace Nursing...

Rudolf Ptak - 84

4/13/1930 - 2/26/2015
Chicago Heights Rudolf Ptak age 84. Longtime Chicago Heights resident, native Loket, Czech Republic. A Journeyman Tool & Die Maker, Rudy worked for over 30 years at General Electric in Chicago Heights. Husband...

Elda M. Spiller - 89

1/26/1926 - 2/25/2015
Country Club Hills Elda Spiller nee Zonta age 89. Resident of Country Club Hills formerly of the Pullman area. Cherished wife for 68 years of the late Henry P. “Hank”Spiller. Mother of Carol (Glen) McGinnis,...

Bernard D. - 84

2/23/2015 - 2/23/2015
Riverdale Bernard D. “Bennie” Brzoska age 84. Longtime Riverdale resident formerly of Chicago’s Southeast Side/St. Bronislava Parish. 42 year employee of R.R. Donnelly Press. U.S. Navy Veteran....

Catherine Cull Angellotti - 52

2/17/1963 - 2/18/2015
Crete Catherine Cull Angellotti age 52. Longtime Crete resident passed away peacefully on Feb. 19th with her family at her side. A graduate of Crete-Monee High School, she was a certified nurses...

Lucy I. White - 103

9/5/1911 - 2/18/2015
Chicago Heights Lucy I. White nee Collins age 103. Longtime Chicago Heights resident. Retired Purchaser for Bloom High School District 206. Longtime member of Chicago Heights Country Club. Wife for 41 years of...

Costanzo J. "Connie" Garetto - 89

10/21/1925 - 2/17/2015
Crete Costanzo J. “Connie” Garetto age 89. Longtime Maintenance Engineer for Crete School District 201U. U.S. Army Veteran and Lifetime member of Beecher Amvets Post #67. A talented musician and...

Dolores DeTella nee D'Angelo - 73

4/16/1941 - 2/13/2015
Flossmoor resident formerly of Chicago Heights Dolores DeTella nee D’Angelo, age 73, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Valentines Day Feb 14th. Longtime Flossmoor resident formerly of Chicago Heights. Beloved wife for 52...

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